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Title: Camus : the other as an outsider in a univocal discourse.
Author: Haddour, Azzedine.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3523 5289
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 1989
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This thesis provides a reading which counters the prevailing interpretation of Camus as a universalist writer. It positions him in a cultural context and analyses the colonial ideology underlying his text. The thesis falls into three parts. The first establishes a historical and literary context, a hermeneutic field, in which to interpret the Camusian oeuvre. The second focuses on Camus's problems in trying to sustain his "univocalised" narrative in which colonial issues are obfuscated in favour of a universalist problematic. The fissuring of this univocalised narrative enacts a process of "unwriting. " The third part re-interprets Camus from an Algerian literary point of view. The writings of Emmanuel Robles, Mouloud Feraoun, Mouloud Mammeri, and Mohamed Dib set a context for re-reading supposedly universal texts, like L'Etranger and La Peste. The concluding chapter provides a focus for recapitulation, as it examines the theme of exile in L'Exil et le royaume. Camus's alienation from Algeria underlies this narrative, signaling the closure of the colonial discourse in his text and the collapse of his mytho-poetic position. Algeria as a logos becomes the symbol of his "exile" V
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Literature